Where is the Funeral? How the Color Black Became Associated with Death and Mourning. [SPOKESMODEL ARTICLE]
Where is the funeral? is a question that many Gothic people have been asked while out and about in their Gothic garb. In modern society much of the population considers the color black to be the color of mourning, with entirely black outfits being viewed as funeral attire. Black clothing as the fashion for mourning is not a modern idea. It is routed in western/European tradition beginning as early as the formation of Rome itself and has continued to evolve into the mourning clothes worn in the present day.
Wait, what?! A horrorcore rap review on a Goth webzine? Yeah well, horrorcore rap has been one of my loves for almost twenty years, and I think it would be somewhat dishonest of me to not review at least one album, and what better album to review than Twiztid’s latest release: The Continuous Evilution of Life’s ?’s (pronounced “life’s question marks”), especially since I’ve met quite a few Goths who are fans of them. This is the duo’s eleventh studio album to date, and their second studio album since leaving Psychopathic Records and beginning their own label, Majik Ninja Entertainment.
The authors of Green Screen Made Easy take us into the world of special effects found in filmmaking and photography. Not only do you learn how it’s done, but you learn how to do it yourself using easy, affordable methods while still retaining visual quality.
“What is one of the biggest issues facing Goth culture? Stereotypes, not just from outside the Goth community, but also from inside the community. Is it really important to define yourself as one type of Goth or can you fit into more than one genre?” 2017 Spokesmodel, Briana Sullivan, shares her insights on the good and the bad within the extended Gothic community.
Most industrial music lovers are familiar with Klayton and his work. He is the musical mastermind behind such projects as Circle of Dust, Argyle Park, Celldweller, and most recently Scandroid. Following his resurgence of Circle of Dust and the re-release of previous material I hoped to get a chance to talk with him; my hopes were not in vain!
Each year, the DGM Spokesmodel represents DarkestGoth and the Gothic community at large through spokesmodel galleries, event coverage, promotional material, articles, and interviews. To help accomplish this, they receive press credentials so that they have the special access they require to events, festivals, cons, and parties. This is not only a rare honor, but it’s also a responsibility, because they are helping our readers to live vicariously through them throughout the year they reign.